Opinion

Of Aristocratic Rebels and the Tyranny of Tradition, By Chris Ngwodo

If traditional rulers are not expected to draw attention to inconvenient facts, as the Emir of Kano has done, and are meant to simply carry on in cloistered indifference to pervasive social dysfunction, then why do they exist at all? If traditional rulers cannot speak truth, and are meant to…
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Opinion

Northern Nigeria and the Quest for Federalism, By Ugochukwu Amasike

If Nigeria is to grow and blossom, then the North must develop. The Northern frontiers of our dear country, which occupies over 70 percent of our territory, is too significant and crucial a region to be allowed to continue to wallow and languish on the lowest rungs of Human Development…
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Opinion

Nigeria’s Absurd Political Theatre, By Jide Omotinugbon

...in the South-West, the supposed centre of academic excellence in Nigeria, Alhaji Busari Adelakun, who Pa Awo reputedly called “Eru o b’odo” (fear no foe) as a commissioner under the Bola Ige administration in Oyo State in the 1970s/80s, was asked what he saw to the then raging students’ unrest.…
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Opinion

The Old Bureaucracy Is Coming Back, By Eric Teniola

From January 15, 1966 till June 3, 1967, Nigeria had no Minister. That was a period of over fifteen months. The two military rulers of the time, Major General Johnson Thomas Umanakwe Aguiyi Ironsi (1924-1966) and General Yakubu Dan-Yuma Gowon (now 80) constituted permanent secretaries as members of their Federal…
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